How has Ovarian Cancer affected you? #beBRCAware

I received $150 from AstraZeneca, and any opinions expressed by me are honest and reflect my actual experience. This is a sponsored post for SheSpeaks/AstraZeneca. Did you know that September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month?  Have you or has someone you know been diagnosed with ovarian cancer? Did you/they get tested for the BRCA gene? I, … [Read more...]

Snow Day!

It is terrible here in Illinois.  This is what my house looks like this morning: We broke our back door trying to open it this morning.  My house is a sheet of ice.  We have about 4 inches of snow.  On top of that, we have freezing rain, so it is definitely an interesting combination we have going on out there.  We watched the … [Read more...]


Last week, Will decided to pick up the phone, dial, and then try to talk into the phone.  Instead of stopping him, of course, I went and ran and got the camera.  I ended up calling my mom, so the poor boy would have somebody to talk to.  Of course, we can't understand a word he says, but he talked to my mom for about fifteen minute.  It was super cute.  I … [Read more...]

Countdown To Christmas: Sharp Hill Designs Totes

I love love love this tote! I am so sick of having to carry a diaper bag around.  There are no stylish diaper bags either -- trust me.  When I got this tote, I instantly fell in love with it (I took this picture when I first got it, hence the tag still being on there).  The fabric of the tote is both very cool looking and and very functional too.  It is … [Read more...]

Letter From Santa

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Albertsons Stores. The opinions and text are all mine. It is hard to believe, but it is that time of year again! With Christmas right around the corner, Jewel-Osco wants to help you this time of year even more magical. They are assisting in […]

Hoorray! A new cooking app in time for the holidays and a $50 Giveaway Too!

Looking for an app that will help you to find and share recipes and connect with other food enthusiasts?  Hoorray is everything you need and more and is available through a free app download on Apple iTunes and the Google App Store. Hoorray was developed to get Americans excited about cooking in their own kitchens, […]

What are your #GameDayTraditions?

Are you ready for some football? I know I am! There are so many ways to get ready for football games. Now, in my house, we are a house divided. For those of you who don’t know, I am from Green Bay, Wisconsin. I currently live in the suburbs of Chicago here in Illinois. Now, […]